17 juillet 2006

Millau

Millau This is  a charming town  in the valley of these rockies . On the way we can see the  highest bridge in the world - " Le Grand Viaduc de Millau ". The Millau Viaduct is designed by an English architect Lord Norman Foster. It's height is 343m & lenght is 2460 m. It's the tallest road bridge in the world. It's a masterpiece of French civil engineers & an English architect.
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24 juin 2006

Albi

AlbiAlbi is situated between the mountains & Tarn river. Famous Cathedrale Ste.Cécile is a jewel of gothic architecture.      Built by Christian loyalists as a defense against the Cathare Heresy starting in the 13th century.It's a cathedrale cum fortress.The Cathedral took two centuries to build ( 1282-1480) &  It is  one of the largest brick building in the world.
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02 juin 2006

Montpellier-le-Vieux

Montpellier-le-Vieux Whole area is surrounded by fantastic rocks which look like ruins. Water and wind have sculptured the grey stone of the Black Limestone plateau to unusual universe of cliffs in the strange forms. Gate like rock structutre is called " Porte de Mycenes". In the pre-historical period the rocks of Montpellier-le-Vieux were used by animals and probably also by men as natural shelter. Some bones of Ursus Speleus were discovered in a cave of the Cirque de La Millière, which proves that the site was already... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2006

Toulouse

Region : Midi-Pyrénées Departments : Aveyron, Cahors,Gers,Tarn, Tarn et Garonne,Haute Garonne, Haute Pyrénées & Ariege.    Toulouse             Toulouse is called " la Ville Rose " (the pink city) because most of the buildings, houses and even the banks of Garonne are built with red bricks. In the  Middle Ages the local quarries became exhausted and  the people were forced to use red bricks.  City was founded by the Romans.In 16th century it was... [Lire la suite]
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